Idaho State University’s AGN-201 Nuclear Reactor
For more than 50 years, the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University has been home to an Aerojet-General Nucleonics nuclear reactor. Commonly known as the AGN-201, this reactor is one of five that are still operating in the world. This low-power reactor is commonly used for both academic and industrial research/experiments, as well as for various testing and training purposes. The AGN-201 reactor has a maximum operating power of 5 watts thermal, and is not used for the generation of electricity. Generally, licensed students from ISU operate the reactor after completion of a rigorous training course and passing a United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission exam. Having this valuable resource on campus provides students with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience operating and working on a functional nuclear reactor, and enhances the overall research capabilities here at the university.
How To Schedule a Tour:
If you would like to receive a tour of the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory, please contact our Reactor Supervisor, Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, by email or telephone.
Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar
AGN-201 Reactor Supervisor